Today's Astrology Forecast | September 16, 2019 - power struggles, twists and turns, words that wound, thinking about what we are thinking about, a powerful focus, practical action, another brick goes into the wall - no, not that wall, the sun will come out tomorrow

The Moon in fiery and independent Aries trined big-picture Jupiter while we slept (jumping out of bed and GOING is a real possibility) and goes void off a square with transformative Pluto at 12:03PM EDT.  

Power struggles. No soft edges. Maybe our career/goals/responsibilities are at odds with what we personally need to do now. Something new is blocked. Try to avoid direct confrontations.

(if you need a pow-wow with the big cheese or the best energies to step into your own big-cheesiness Thursday morning would be a better time)

Another long void Moon means this is not the best day to start anything brand new (get things done early). Expect twists and turns and do-overs with new actions. Practiced routine is best. Time gets stretchy.

Mercury (in Libra now) opposes a retrograde Chiron in Aries. Words and information can be painful and trigger other/older woundings. Passive/aggressive communications. Keep in mind that thoughts are things and proceed through the day accordingly. Mercury in Libra wants balance and diplomacy, but Chiron in "go-it-alone" Aries, will be triggered by anything that impinges on "me". It might feel like no one is helping us. Probably because they aren't. Whah!

Not a good day for diplomacy, so solo work is probably favored. 

Mars is still traveling with the Sun giving us a powerful focus and the energy to get things done in a step-by-step, one thing after another, practical manner.

The Moon will move into her exalted position in comfortable Taurus tomorrow with MANY positive aspects!

So, get through today. Plan light if possible. Keep your focus. Keep moving forward.

xo all

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Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of September 16th - daddy's home, the delays are over, courage and ambition, not a week to bet the farm, challenging conversations and news

Another BIG week - we have a major repeating aspect and Saturn stationing direct!

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY - Mercury and then Venus (both in Libra now) oppose Chiron in Aries
THURSDAY - Saturn stations direct at 14 degrees Capricorn
SATURDAY - Jupiter squares Neptune (third of three times this year)
SUNDAY - Mercury squares Saturn (and the North and South Nodes)

On TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY - Mercury and then Venus will oppose Chiron in Aries. Relationship are challenging as old and deep wounds are triggered by words and information. Diplomacy/cooperation will be difficult. Conversations painful. No matter how hard we try we almost can't say the right thing. And keep in mind as other people's words trigger old wounds buried deep inside us, they can't say the right thing either!

On THURSDAY - Saturn stations direct at 14 degrees Capricorn.

Daddy's home. What have we done with the time (since April) he has been gone? We are held accountable now. Have we been responsible? Did we cut the grass and take out the trash? Rewards can come in for hard work. There can also be discipline for slacking off OR a bigger kick in the ass that points us (or our work) in a new direction.

Karmic endings could be triggered.

Old stories that have played themselves out and need to end, will.

Goals/career situations that have been in a kind of suspended animation will start to move FORWARD.

Unstable situations can stabilize. Saturn will be full steam ahead for the rest of his journey through his home sign. The delays are over.

For some, this will begin the most powerful career (or Cappy house theme) momentum in our LIFETIME. By mid-January ALL of our Saturn/Cappy story-lines will have experienced BIG changes.

At the same time we have Mars (in Virgo) trining a retrograde Pluto in Capricorn.

Courage. Confidence. Ambition. A strong will to succeed. Excellent energy to power our way through challenging tasks - one step at a time - still Mars in practical Virgo!

On SATURDAY - Jupiter (in Sagittarius) squares Neptune (in Pisces) for the third and final time.

We had this aspect in January and then again in June.

We talked about this in last week's Full Moon post HERE.

Neptune says let go, relax, have another drink, go back to sleep, to channel my inner Jersey girl "fugget about it". Jupiter says MORE, leap, "I'll have some of what's she's having".  

Squares are tension/stress - something is exaggerated. Too good to be true maybe or we take something too far. Overwhelming. Over-indulgent. Over-something.

Maybe our faith is tested now via a disappointment.

This is not a good time to be overly optimistic. Don't bet the farm. Don't lend money you want to ever see again. Avoid drugs/alcohol/gambling.

If one more thing (remember this is a repeating aspect so won't be something totally new) is going to hit us this week, this will be when it does.

After these guys begin to unwind more and more clarity and access to all the gold nuggets promised by Jupiter in Sagittarius will start to come in!

Since this is the third of three - clarity could come in now. Release.

On SUNDAY - Mercury (in Libra) moves into square with Saturn and the Nodes.

Serious conversations. Challenging information. Sobering news.

Possibly around work vs family (or our Cappy vs Cancer natal themes).

Mercury in Libra wants kind words and cooperation and for everybody to just get along and this won't be easy. There are rules, limits, boundaries. Responsibilities. Difficult conversations with authority. We've got air now, so let's think before we speak. Watch what we are agreeing/committing to now because we WILL be held accountable for it. Maybe we are not liking what we are hearing. Maybe the answer is no. Our thinking could be negative or depressive. With the Nodes of Fate triggered this normally fast and fleeting aspect gains greater importance, so pay attention.

We'll talk about all of this as we move through the week and factor in the very important lunar energies!

xo all

Heads up the Moon goes void around noon Monday EDT until Tuesday morning, so no sleeping in on Monday - get it done early!

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Full Moon in Pisces | September 13th - 14th, 2019 - an ending, maybe a disappointment, living the serenity prayer, staying in our power, staying in our magic, letting go of what we can't control, cleaning up our mess, the big dissolve, letting go of the past, magic on steroids

The Pisces Moon at 21 degrees opposes the Virgo Sun at 12:33AM EDT (Friday night). At its moment of fullness the Moon goes void (seems appropriate for disappearing Pisces and with all these long voids we've been having) and doesn't get into Aries until 6:32PM EDT on Saturday night.

Let's unpack the chart!

The Moon is conjunct Pisces ruler Neptune. This alone is a pretty big deal. Uber sensitivity. On the one hand - mega-creativity, spirituality, compassion, intuition, imagination, solitude. On the other hand - mega-confusion, illusion, deception, grief, regret, exhaustion, illness - the end of the page/the chapter/the book.

The Pisces Moon is opposed by not only the Sun, but also Mars. She is squaring Jupiter and sextiling Pluto. Venus is conjunct Mercury. Mars is conjunct the Sun and opposing Black Moon Lilith. The Sun trines Pluto. Again, there is no air in the chart and very little fixed energy. It's all earth and water - mud pies, crumbling clay statues and dirty footprints on the new carpeting.

Pisces is the last and final sign - the place where the buck stops - Pisces energy knows this.

Pisces compassion shows patience, lends an ear or a shoulder without the need for recognition - without the need for thanks - knowing the service is its own reward. The work of Pisces is often invisible. It holds open doors and holds the spaces for others to be strong and courageous and confident. 

Pisces rules the 12th house of what is hidden and put away, the ways we self-sabotage because from our vantage point in our 1st house we can't see what's behind us/don't know what we don't know, illusions and delusions, escape, sacrifice, our addictions, our imagination, lack of boundaries, connection, compassion, charity, hospitals, prisons, the things we do last, the things we have forgotten, our distant pasts, our ancestors, water, sleep, illness, healing, spirituality ....

Every Full Moon brings energy to a "peak" - to a culmination point, to the space where we can no longer 'ignore' it - as if we have been holding our breath and now we have to noisily gasp for air or suffocate - to an ending or a release.  The Pisces Full Moon amplifies this and then her conjunction to Neptune - amplifies this even more. We see it. Then we see more. Then we see MORE.

The Sun/Mars can be angry/passionate/will want action and that square to Jupiter will push us to GO or to make something bigger. The big dog will attract a BIGGER dog.

Or maybe we are feeling totally overwhelmed with whatever is going on/whatever we have to do.

Now keep in mind Neptune/Moon is dissolving.



Leaps now, urged on by that Jupiter/Mars square, may not get us very far because Jupiter is on a crash course with his third and final Neptune Square

(on the other hand, and this is why we get two of them, believing in our dreams and taking action on them with optimism and courage may get us further than the chart would appear to indicate because although Jupiter is on his path toward dissolving Neptune, Neptune is on his own path to Saturn and STABILITY).

The Jupiter/Neptune square has been a repeating aspect we had in January and June - how does now connect back to then? What is coming to light now? What is coming to an end? Where is the truth here? This aspect (the final square) is exact on September 21st.

The Full Moon is building toward that final square. And keep in mind Jupiter is on his own journey toward Saturn and Pluto in 2020.

With both Mercury and Venus set to leave Virgo within hours of the Full Moon - here is yet another indication we are DONE with something. We have taken this thing as far as it can go. It is good enough. As fixed as it is going to get.

The shadow side of Jupiter (important player in this Full Moon and old ruler of Pisces) is when we don't appreciate our good luck. We start thinking the tide will always be in. That we have earned something we actually won.

If things are going very well now, take the time in this moment of FULLNESS to say a prayer of appreciation

(when Jupiter gets into Capricorn next year and that whole stellium shifts retrograde, some of our gains could turn into losses as the tide goes out, so savor what you have NOW and put something away for a rainy day).

The best thing about this Full Moon is her aspects to a retrograde Pluto - yes, I said PLUTO!

Death/transformation, truth yes, THAT Pluto. 

The Moon is sextile Pluto; the Sun is trine. The old stuff in the shadows is illuminated CLEARLY if we have the courage to look and feel.

These changes are happening RIGHT ON SCHEDULE. 

We are letting go of the past.

There is a certain flow to things. A truth. A bigger picture. An opportunity that comes later (we can't see it now with the Neptune square) - a need for change now/a need for us to see now (maybe be disappointed now) so later we can be more authentically powerful, more real, more planted/invested/merged somewhere else. 

Without this messy now, we get an even messier later or maybe the later is all screwed up. 

At this Full Moon we are charged with controlling what we can control - taking care of our responsibilities, cleaning up our mess, eliminating what we don't need. Then we let go of the rest - it's out of our hands. Maybe the biggest lesson of Virgo is when "it's not our job".

Of course, we can't just pray this work away or escape into lala-land, but there will be help from everything that has come before us. Our future is our past's future, too, and our past is helping us.

There are lots of shifts after this Full Moon as we start to move into balanced, social and just Libra.

The mental pressure will start to ease up almost IMMEDIATELY.

And we are going to need a REST.

Hopefully not the kind where we lay down in a big, old wooden box ;)

The last two weeks of the month look very different than the first two although they are obviously a continuation; a following based on our Virgo actions (or avoidances), but there will be air - we can decide/know/think on our feet.

With all the stress in this chart - there is also the very strong MAGIC and connection through the Pisces Moon cozied up to her ruler. Pray. Meditate. Get your body into some water. Cry. Sweat. That Jupiter square is challenging. Yes, things can go too far. But sometimes squares force things that need to happen to happen. We have to play the hand we're dealt. Or maybe in this case, the hand we've accumulated. Have faith. Optimism.

The Moon's story/energy continues during Saturday's void and we have both Mercury and Venus and finally the Moon cross the Aries point (world axis) giving spark to a fresh beginning. It's a brand new day although with that Pisces Full Moon one that might favor sleeping in!

xo all

take some extra Vitamin C or whatever you do when 'air' season (head colds) kicks off on Saturday and get out and walk in this Full Moon - the Harvest Moon - whether it's been a bumper crop or a wash-out we only get one Harvest Moon every year, so let's appreciate it and where we are RIGHT NOW

Today's Astrology Forecast | September 12, 2019 - building toward tomorrow's Full Moon, thoughts are things now, stay positive, keep the faith, one step at a time, prioritize keeping things healthy

The Moon slips into spiritual and imaginative Pisces at 5:52AM EDT and we begin the build-up to tomorrow's Full Moon.

Her only aspect today is a sextile (opportunity) with a retrograde change-maker (surprise!) Uranus at 6:26PM EDT. She has a gazillion aspects tomorrow - so expect lots of movement.

With the Moon's progress from Aquarius (fixed air) to Pisces (mutable water) - we move from our heads to our intuition. From what we know (or think we do, Aquarians think they know everything right?!) to what we feel/seek.

Adding a mutable Moon to all this Virgo, we can expect things to be 'in flux'. Stuff is changing. We think things are going one way and then we need to be flexible because they might go somewhere else!

Mars (in practical Virgo) squares Jupiter (in optimistic Sagittarius).

So maybe we want to do this BIG thing, but we are mired in all these little tasks and DETAILS. Or maybe we are losing sight of the BIG thing because we are lost in the minutia that isn't so important. We could be dealing with tension/frustration over a Virgo situation - work, health, day-to-day activities, our pets. Mars, even in earthy Virgo, is always ready for a good FIGHT and Jupiter makes everything BIGGER than it needs to be. We can't see the forest for the trees.

Mars in Virgo MUST take care of the nitty gritty stuff. Jupiter in Sag asks us to have FAITH in something bigger.

With the square, trying to go too big (Jupiter's temptation) is probably not such a good idea right now. And remember Jupiter is squaring Neptune, so we don't know what we don't know, the goodies are HIDDEN. AND we are building toward a Pisces Full Moon which sometimes brings disappointment. 

On the other hand Mars/Jupiter provides energy and motivation (sometimes viewed as 'unlucky', but it's only unlucky if we make sudden, big moves. I have seen this aspect sometimes in charts of people on the autism spectrum .. you have to look for work-arounds for this bottleneck of energy).

Our work-around today is Venus and Mercury (on their way out of Virgo in just a couple days and Venus will be in her home sign of LIBRA) are trining Vesta (in Taurus) at 27 degrees.

So, here is what we do with the Mars/Jupiter bottleneck that urges us to DO SOMETHING.

Vesta speaks of what we hold sacred/what we give our time and attention to.

In Taurus, this will be about our natal Taurus house theme or the collective Taurus themes of money, our resources, our income, our values and self-esteem.

Venus rules Taurus amping up the trine and Mercury rules Virgo (both are still in Virgo) making our practical and grounded WORDS/THOUGHTS powerful manifesting agents.

We are deciding what we want - we need to be willing to give this thing we want our TIME AND ATTENTION AND RESOURCES.

We are making a sensible plan. We are taking practical action.

We use the Venus trine to attract what we need - she is in Virgo, so we are attracting by prioritizing our health (our physical health, the health of our back account, the health of our relationships), prioritizing organization - keeping things neat and in order. Do what supports this now. Put down the donut. Balance your checkbook. Go for a walk.

We use the Mercury trine by being INTENTIONAL with our words. Say what you want. Say what you mean. Focus conversations on what you want/not what you don't want. Think about what you are thinking about. Pull your thoughts back to what you want/what you have prioritized. Write this sh*t down.

Keep in mind Virgo/Taurus (all earth) manifesting is grounded.

Stuff grows organically and over time like the stuff we would grow in the ground.

This doesn't mean we can set it and forget it.

Yes, life will provide the rain and the sun - we don't have to do EVERYTHING, but we still need to pull the weeds - eliminate the stuff coming between us and what we want - transplant if something grows too big for its container, etc. Stay focused on the stuff that matters to us - that's what Vesta does! Good advice for Virgo season when everything seems like something that needs fixing!

Hang in there if these days are stressful.

Decide/think/talk about what you want. Use tonight's Uranus sextile to shake things up a bit.

xo all

photo by the talented DarkGomo

Today's Astrology Forecast | September 11, 2019 - clearing our head, a monkey wrench, incorporating something else, smart moves we've made before, finishing up old responsibilities

The Aquarius Moon went void at 1:22 AM EDT off a sextile to Jupiter. She will be void (not talking to any other planets) until 5:52AM tomorrow when she moves into Pisces (we move from our head into our emotions, from detachment to connection).

In the meantime, we can use that closing Jupiter sextile to get alot done today - time gets stretchy - probably best to focus on what is finishing up, production, etc and NOT on starting anything brand new. Stay optimistic.

The unconnected Aquarius Moon - especially with the lack of air planets we have been experiencing - can be good energy to 'clear our head' or 'clear the air' - whatever this means to you.

The Moon will inconjunct (not an aspect considered with her Void status, but a powerful 'rock and a hard place' energy) the Virgo Sun at 18 degrees.

So, we have this practical AND powerful agenda going on (Virgo Sun), we are dotting our I's and crossing our T's, getting organized, fixing something up and NOW a monkey wrench (the Aquarius Moon) is thrown into the mix. Something new has to be taken into consideration. Maybe an Aquarius (or Uranian) person upsets the apple cart or a change needs to incorporated into our carefully orchestrated plans. Maybe we feel so detached from what we are doing we need to question why we are doing it.

At the same time Mars (following Mercury and Venus) now trines (brakes off) the South Node (past). Mars is in reasonable, one-step-at-a-time, quality over quantity Virgo - now he (as us) can be taking action in a Virgo manner maybe focused on finishing up old responsibilities and commitments (the South Node). 

Keep in mind we don't want to get too caught up in old stuff (stepping back into old commitments we have released, finished with) - hopefully the Aquarius Moon (although void, so not as powerful, but also uncorrupted) will give us just enough air (clear thinking) to be able to tell the difference.

We can also use Mars trine the South Node to take action based on what we have done before. Smart moves we have made in the past (not big leaps, but sensible behaviors/actions to get what we want) can benefit us now.

I hope something here is helpful - hopefully I can get the Full Moon (Friday) post up tonight. Keep in mind we want to be taking action now - we are beginning to move into Libra season at the end of this week - more challenging because we will start to move into squares with all the Capricorn energies over the next few weeks.

So, what we can get accomplished now - let's get on that.

xo all

photo by the amazing oprisco

Today's Astrology Forecast | September 10, 2019 - something unexpected, a need for liberation, one step at a time, balancing work and rest, shifting cycles

The Aquarius Moon's only aspect today is a 5:57AM EDT square to co-ruler Uranus.

Hubs woke up from a nightmare.

I was cheating on him with a guy named John - which John? We know alot of Johns. 

"Jon Hamm?", I asked.
"You know. The guy from Mad Men?"
"What, NO!" (he says this a little too loudly, irritating me)

He thought his head would explode trying to remember.

(luckily, last I saw him, eyeing me suspiciously from the open front door on his way out of the house, his head was still attached to his neck)

Unpredictable emotions, feeling nurtured by something new. A yearning for freedom. With an all-day Void Moon yesterday and another one tomorrow (courtesy of so many planets bundled together now and if you feel all alone in whatever you have going on this is one of the reasons!) - if something needs to be launched or sent out into the world early this week and we need something to come of it - this would be the day.

Just keep in mind erratic Uranus's need to make even a straight line into something else. Maybe a smiley face, maybe a fire-breathing dragon, maybe even Jon Hamm.

The Sun opposes Neptune - we talked about this yesterday (and if you felt this yesterday, today should be more stable/decisive for you). Confusion. Something dissolves. Wet weather. A feeling of being all wet/washed up.

Know we are building toward next week's exact Jupiter/Neptune square AFTER which this long term, repeating transit will start to unwind. With elusive and foggy Neptune out of Jupiter's cross-hairs - the overwhelm dissolves, the treasure will be visible, justice can prevail, our good luck will stop disappearing! 

For now we have to contend with things being up in the air - we don't know what we don't know/can't see what we can't see. Things in the mirror are closer than they appear (so let's stop looking there!).

Focused action this week - that Mars/Saturn trine. We are doing the step by step thing focused on a long term strategy. Doing it right. Quality. Make it stable.

Don't sit around waiting for Neptune to move off Jupiter (for someone to get theirs, for you to get yours) - we have to take the action THIS WEEK to be in the right place when the fog lifts. This is Virgo season, so NOT about big, splashy moves just do the next practical, solid thing.

Mars is moving into square with Jupiter - more options, more to do, maybe more overwhelm. Mercury is FLYING through Virgo.

That Neptune opposition can be good energy for forgiveness work, healing, letting go of burdensome bullsh*t we collected through our own porous boundaries. Or at least a light is tossed on this stuff from outside influences.

Hold on very, very loosely.

Neptune/Sun is good energy to make art, dance, get some extra rest, meditate, pray. Just know if you take a break now those pesky details will still be there when you get back ... will probably be best to balance work and relaxation now.

After today (and some will feel this forward movement today) the Sun will be out of his opposition to Neptune and moving toward his smooth trine with powerful Pluto - HERE WE GO!!

When Saturn stations direct on the 18th the timelines diverge - that path in the woods we chose becomes irreversible - there is no turning back. We are probably past this point of no return already, but maybe not. We are either releasing an old cycle or stuck in the loop to repeat it. Multiple aspects indicate karmic turning points this month and next and into 2020.

Do we want to do this all over again?

Back with the Full Moon post - which will pull together this week's energies.

xo all

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